Come Dancing #2020

Come Dancing By Leslie Wells Come Dancing It s Twenty four year old Julia Nash has recently arrived in Manhattan where she works as a publisher s assistant She dreams of becoming an editor with her own stable of bestselling authors but
  • Title: Come Dancing
  • Author: Leslie Wells
  • ISBN: 9780692235911
  • Page: 164
  • Format: Paperback
  • Come Dancing By Leslie Wells It s 1981 Twenty four year old Julia Nash has recently arrived in Manhattan, where she works as a publisher s assistant She dreams of becoming an editor with her own stable of bestselling authors but it is hard to get promoted in the recession clobbered book biz Julia blows off steam by going dancing downtown with her best friend, Vicky One night, a hot British guitariIt s 1981 Twenty four year old Julia Nash has recently arrived in Manhattan, where she works as a publisher s assistant She dreams of becoming an editor with her own stable of bestselling authors but it is hard to get promoted in the recession clobbered book biz Julia blows off steam by going dancing downtown with her best friend, Vicky One night, a hot British guitarist invites them into his VIP section Despite an entourage of models and groupies, Jack chooses Julia as his girl for the evening and when Jack Kipling picks you, you go with it The trouble is he s never met a girl like her before And she resists being just one in a long line Jack exposes her to new experiences, from exclusive nightclubs in SoHo to the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood from mind bending recording sessions to wild backstage parties Yet Julia is afraid to fall for him Past relationships have left her fragile one betrayal just might break her As she fends off her grabby boss and tries to move up the corporate ladder, Julia s torrid relationship with Jack takes her to heights she s never known and plunges her into depths she s never imagined With a fascinating inside look at publishing, this entertaining story of a bookish young woman s adventures with a rock superstar is witty, moving, and toe curlingly steamy.
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    About "Leslie Wells"

    1. Leslie Wells

      Leslie Wells has edited forty eight New York Times bestsellers in her over thirty year career, including thirteen number one New York Times bestsellers She has worked with numerous internationally known authors, musicians, actors, actresses, television and radio personalities, athletes, and coaches She lives on Long Island, New York.More about me Growing up in my small town in Virginia, I always had my nose stuck in a book I devoured everything on my parents bookshelves and pillaged our local library In college, I double majored in English and Music classical, piano When I was a senior, my advisor suggested I apply to graduate school in New York City, and then afterwards, maybe I could think about going into book publishing.Publishing The minute he said that, it was as if a light bulb exploded over my head My Master s at Columbia only took a year, and then I landed my first job as an editorial assistant The hours were long, you had to do all the editing on nights and weekends, and the pay was abysmal but I was getting paid to read Eventually I became a Senior Editor, and later, an Executive Editor I worked at three publishing houses over two decades, after which I started my own business Editing is my day job, and I still love it.I began writing Come Dancing in 2009, on the thirtieth anniversary of my arrival in Manhattan I wanted to describe what it was like in the years 1979 1981, when the city was still rough along the edges And when nightclubs like the Palladium, the Roxy, Danceteria, and the Mudd Club attracted a huge mix of people from many different strata of society.Back then, you could go out dancing and run into just about anyone actors, politicians, rock musicians Celebrities weren t surrounded by bodyguards the assumption was that if you were allowed into a club, you were cool No one was going to harass anybody after all, this was downtown And there were no cell phones back then People didn t walk around with a camera in their pockets 24 7 so if you were famous, you didn t have to worry about being photographed every time you turned around That made for a much open atmosphere, where regular people rubbed shoulders with the glitterati as everyone cut loose on the dance floor.I also wanted to write about book publishing before the advent of e readers and computers, when we were all lugging home 400 page manuscripts every night As with the music biz, the changes have been seismic Over the years, many people have asked me what editorial meetings are really like so I ve included some of those in my novel.I hope you ll enjoy Come Dancing Thank you,Leslie

    543 thoughts on “Come Dancing”

    1. Bookish Julia is a hard working publisher s assistant determined to be promoted to an editor if her sleazy boss will ever give her a chance At twenty four, Julia s had hard knocks in her life than most people expect at fourteen she suffered through her father s abandonment and the devastation of her mother s extramarital affair years later, after heading to the bright lights of the big city, she found herself embroiled in a risky relationship of her own with a college professor that ultimately [...]


    2. I read Come Dancing a few weeks ago but wanted to let it soak in before writing a review Let me just say, the story was quite enjoyable Loved the 80s setting and how the main character worked in the publishing industry I found her likable and her daily life to be quite interesting Her relationship with Jack, a rock star, is one that doesn t happen often and seemed unlikely, but I m happy they pulled through Although, there were times I wanted to snap at them both.Julia was trying to step up as a [...]


    3. I was pleasantly surprised by this book I d seen some positive reviews and hoped that I too would feel the same way, and I did, by the bucket load I really loved this story The differences between Jack and Julia s characters and personalities made the story captivating and heart warming.Julia finds it difficult to trust men The last man she gave her heart to left her to try to reconcile his marriage and now Julia, having experienced her own father walking out of her and her mother some years ear [...]


    4. Original Blog Post eARC Review, 3 Free ebook Giveaway Come Dancing by Leslie WellsWe would like to thank author Leslie Wells for donating ebook copies of Come Dancing, to 3 THREE lucky commentator who gets chosen Make sure to leave a comment in the link to get a free ebook copy of Come Dancing.I ve been transported back to when I was a kid drooling over posters of hot, long haired guys that were part of the British Invasion I must say though, if you haven t experienced part of this lifestyle or [...]


    5. I don t usually go for women s fiction, but I heard good things about Come Dancing from some blogging friends The cover looked cute and flirty, plus my friends had loved it, so I gave it a shot I m so glad I did Ms Wells has written a sexy, smart novel I loved feeling like I was on the sidewalk in 1980s Greenwich Village, and I rooted for Jack Julia all the way I also loved feeling like I was there for some of the steamier scenes, but I won t get into that here The only thing I wanted of was th [...]


    6. 5 Blushing Stars Come Dancing is quite the story I loved this story and could not put it down I got lost in the story imagining the rockstars and their groupies partying it up, while finding themselves and falling in love Opposites certainly do attract and make for an explosive time You will love the many layers of Jack, you will also want to smack him at times too Julia will have you rooting for the underdog and wishing she had a better clothes fund Through it all, the many naysayers and people [...]


    7. I started reading this book realizing they were referencing a lot of the 80 s so I had to go back and look at the synopsis and see it was set in 1981 but was published recently Took a trip down memory lane to the 80 s kind of reminded me of Candy Bushnell sex drugs and rock and roll I loved that they did not have cell phones, no texting, computers, facebook This was a great story about Julia a publishing assistant in NYC and she meets Jack a famous British Rock Star in a club They have their ups [...]


    8. We ve all read romances between civilians and rock stars This one is a bit different Jack Kipling, an attractively drawn character, is at a stable point in his life and looking for a woman who is intelligent and unimpressed by his fame Enter Julia, an assistant editor with a background as tumultuous as Jack s Very readable and should be since the author is a former editor Some quite spicy scenes, but not gynecologic I was pleasantly surprised by Come Dancing.


    9. A very smart romance with well developed likable characters in a time setting before computers, cell phones, cd DVD, etc this would be a nice summer read


    10. 3.5 StarsI highly recommend reading this one I enjoyed the ride and even though it wasn t perfect I d read it again.See my full review with Lustful Literature


    11. So as soon as I read the synopsis I was intrigued a book set in the 80 s This is going to be interesting In the synopsis, as you can see, it clearly states that the main male character is a rock star, yet my mind had conjured up this image of a wealthy upper class man whisking this woman off her feet and showing her the world and a scenic image like new orleans yes ok so I watch too much of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals haha So it wasn t quite like the image I had in my mind but still a [...]


    12. MEGAN S 3.5 STAR REVIEW Just a normal little book about a girl with daddy issues, looking for Mr Right and giving up on Mr Right now who happens to meet a rock star Just an average reading day right.WRONG so so wrong.One the story takes place in 1981 1981 in New York To be able to be in NY at that time is so cool, plus the references to leather skirts, rubber bracelets, punk bright colors This along with the grab me writing I was hooked.Julia, a non high society book publishing assistant editor [...]


    13. This book is very different from the romances I normally read The storyline seemed like a slice of life romance film Julia is from a small town and moves to New York to try to make her way Her day to day gives an excellent look into the lifestyle there Often the big city is portrayed as super horrific or super glamourous In Come Dancing, it is what it is.Also, this is a rockstar romance, but it isn t typical there either It s a look inside, very honest I really felt what it was like to have a re [...]


    14. I received this book as a gift in exchange for a honest review.Let me start by commenting on what attracted me most to this booke cover The cover is very lovely and gives off a fun vibe It s also very different from most of the covers out now a days s not a sexual cover and this cover didn t need half naked pictures to sell this book Leslie Wells did a great job with Come Dancing as it was very well written, well edited, and her characters were fully developed Speaking of characters, Jack and Ju [...]


    15. Welcome to Manhattan 1981 A timeline before mobile phones and internet I ve read the book before I was invited by Netgallery where to start We meet Julia, a assistent of book publishing and wants to be a editor a typical normal girl and of cource with a tough history in family and love life what makes her a bit careful.Then she meets Jack, lead guitarist of a hottest rock band, sexy as hell, carming and so on what do you need Ah I forgot, he is brittish They flirt, he wants she is inaccessibly [...]


    16. I won a copy of this from the first reads giveaway.I think I must be really starting to like chick lit than I thought I would This book was refreshing I loved that it took place in the 80 s, before cell phones, e readers, and other new technology Julia is such an intelligent woman who has very little self confidence I definitely related a lot to her The not giving 100% for fear of getting hurt is something I m familiar with I loved the story of Julia and Jack, even through the painful moments I [...]


    17. This book was a wonderful throw back to a bygone era Set in the early 80 s in New York City, it was a glimpse into a vibrant, half wild city Julia is a publishing assistant who dreams of having her own stable of authors Jack is a rock star from London While she is a little homebody workaholic, he is a party animal Can she fit into his world Can he tame his wild ways I enjoyed the peak into the publishing world, New York City in the 80 s, and what the party scene would have been like The descrip [...]


    18. Why did it end Great read that I could not put down This story is so much than a love story Julia and Jack are total opposites and then again not.The beauty of this story is that it s realistic Each character s insecurities unfold and shape their reactions to every crossroad I highly recommend this book but say to the author I need MORE Tell me the rest of their story is coming soon.


    19. I absolutely loved this novel I loved the plot and all the characters I read all day and night because the novel kept pulling me in I loved the setting of the 80 s bringing back lots of memories like typewriters I really did not want the novel to end but all good things must Wells is on my list now for new favorite author.


    20. What an amazing, fantastic book that took you back to the 80 s I fricking loved this book so much and couldn t seem to put it down Julia and Jacks love story was a roller coaster ride of emotions and it was very satisfying to see where they ended up after all of the doubts and frustrations they went through with each other Go read this fabulous book


    21. Come Dancing was beautifully written The main character and the side ones worked together Leslie Wells is an author that I will look forward to when her next book come out.


    22. This book is set in New York City in 1981 If you re old enough, it will ring of nostalgia, and if you re young enough, you ll be like, Landlines Manual typewriters It s all so quirky Julia grew up in a small town, but she made it to New York for grad school After getting her Master s, she decided to join the glamorous world of publishing She works as an editorial assistant at a small publishing house and lives in SoHo, a neighborhood slowly converting from vacant warehouses to art galleries and [...]


    23. Originally posted at peekingbetweenthepagesCome Dancing by Leslie Wells takes us back to the 80 s when cell phones didn t exist, people still read print books, and listened to actual records Come Dancing is not only a step back in time but also a peek into the world of rock and roll, publishing, and a hot and steamy romance to wrap it all up Julia, in her early twenties, is a publisher s assistant and of course a huge book lover Her dream is to become an editor but at this point she doesn t know [...]


    24. This story is like gravity You start reading and when you have to put it down you can t go the rest of the day without thinking about it Thinking about what Jack and Julia are doing now, what is going to happen next.en like gravity you are pulled right back to the story You have your sweet good girl trying to make it in the big bad city and your bad boy rocker making it with all the girls These two meet by chance and Jack takes a liking to Julia when she pushes him away Julia initially pushes hi [...]


    25. Julia is just a lowly assistant editor at a book publisher She is working hard to go further in her career but when she has some time she likes to dance and listen to music Its one of these times she goes to her favorite club with her best friend and meets Jack from her favorite group She can t believe he would possibly be interested in her and resists his pursuits It isn t until Jack is so persistent she can t possibly see that he s not serious Julia decides to take this for what it is until th [...]


    26. An exciting and erotic story about what it could be like to be with dating a rock star Julia is just a publishing assistant Her boss is always harassing her even though he is married and giving her work than one person should have to do She takes it all with grace and humility, but she s being taken advantage of without any hope of a promotion in sight A girl like that doesn t typically see herself as being very desirable Rather they normally feel like people are just using them So when Jack Ki [...]


    27. Copy received from Book Junkies Promotions for an honest reviewSo much fun First, I love New York City and believe there is no other city like it any where in the world The same can be said for its night life I use to be that dancing in the city girl So I could completely relate to this character Julia Just like Julia I also got a job in NYC fresh out of college I loved how Wells portrayed Julia s experiences The excitement of a new job, the endless possibilities of what you can accomplish I fel [...]


    28. Sex, drugs, rock and roll and book editing Plus a lot of 80 s feminism hairy legs and New York atmosphere.Author Leslie Wells is an amazing storyteller She has learned the value of description when setting a scene and making the reader feel immersed in the story.Julia and Jack are from different worlds, but share similar issues of not feeling valued for themselves and dealing with early abandonment and family issues.For Jack it was love at first sight, yet he is the last person to admit it.Julia [...]


    29. netgalley preview, plot summary elsewhere This was a freebee in a genre I don t generally read, kind of a chick lit urban romance delivered through an interior monologue I m usually into mysteries for escape reading Also, a bit of a cliche with an intellectual, hard working and self controlled woman editorial assistant with wild and crazy friends, who hooks up with a rock and roller and his bandmates The protagonist gets lots of limo rides, sexy clothes, champagne, long parties with plentiful we [...]


    30. I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This was a light, enjoyable read I started reading it a few days after I had requested it, and I d forgotten what the book description had said So for a couple of pages, I was a little confused about what was going on and then it clicked The book is set in the 80 s For me, that was the most enjoyable part It was fascinating to see how the central relationship relied on the telephone to get in touch with each other.I kept thinki [...]


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